Monday Round-Up: Christine Michael goes to prom; Russell Wilson honored at NC State

Posted Apr 14, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

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Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, April 14  - about your Seattle Seahawks:

On Saturday night, running back Christine Michael followed through on his promise to take 18-year-old autistic high school student Taylor Kirkwood to prom.

""I'm just here for Taylor," Michael told at Kirkwood's home in Anahuac, Texas. "It's a blessing. Like I said, she's a beautiful kid. I'm very proud of her."

Quarterback Russell Wilson had his jersey number and collegiate career honored in a ceremony at North Carolina State over the weekend.

Speaking of Wilson,'s Terry Blount concludes his countdown of the Top 12 Seahawks heading into the new year, and the Seahawks signal caller comes in at No. 1 on his list. Cornerback Richard Sherman and free safety Earl Thomas came in at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, in Blount's ranks. On Wilson at No. 1, Blount writes, "For anyone else you want to name, you at least could make a reasonable argument that the team still would have won the Super Bowl without him. But without Wilson? Not a chance. He led the team to its first Super Bowl championship in his second NFL season. Wilson sometimes gets criticized for being just a game manager in an offense that emphasizes a power running game. Anyone who believes that hasn’t watched Wilson play much and hasn’t seen all the remarkable things he does. "

Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times says the Arizona Cardinals have been the offseason winners of the NFC West.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has started to count down the Top 25 Seahawks draft picks of all-time.

Rob Rang and Dane Brugler have updated mock drafts over at, and UCLA offensive guard Xavier Su'a-Filo is the pick from both analysts for the Seahawks at No. 32 overall. On the 6-foot-4, 307-pound Su'a-Filo, Rang writes, "Under head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider, the Seahawks have pulled plenty of surprises in recent drafts but the loss of two starting left guard Paul McQuistan and right tackle Breno Giacomini in free agency could test their willingness to think outside of the box in 2014. Seattle won't reach to fill a need but if an aggressive, versatile blocker like Su'a-Filo is available, he'd make a lot of sense."

And on the UCLA Bruin projecting to Seattle, Brugler adds, "Offensive guard has been an inconsistent position on the Seattle roster. Su'a-Filo has experience at tackle and guard, but projects best inside and will be the top guard in this class for several teams."

Josh Norris of has Su'a-Filo off the board to the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 23 in his latest mock, so he sees the Seahawks selecting Nevada offensive lineman Joel Bitonio at with pick No. 32.

Peter King of has his Monday Morning Quarterback column leading with five things you should know about the 2014 NFL Draft. has set up a way for you to get in on the mock draft action as we build up to May's NFL Draft.

And Saturday was "Jermaine Kearse Day" in Lakewood, Wash., when the Seahawks' Super Bowl champion wide receiver was honored in his hometown. We'll have video from Saturday's festivities at Harry E. Lang Stadium - where Kearse played his high school ball for the Lakes Lancers - on this week.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto